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ANNOUNCING

THE 2024-25 TOPIC

RESOLVED:
Equitable access to pharmaceuticals should be prioritized over protecting intellectual property rights.

Sponsored by the Brewer Foundation and New York University, the IPPF is the first and only competition that gives high school students around the world the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy.
 
The competition begins in October, as teams submit qualifying round essays on the IPPF topic. The Top 64 teams are invited to engage in a single elimination, written debate tournament — volleying essays back and forth via email. The top eight teams earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the IPPF Finals in New York City!​​
 
This international contest is open to all schools - public and private - for free. Teams compete for awards and scholarships. The IPPF World Champion wins a $10,000 grand prize!

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about
THE IPPF

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2024 CHAMPIONS

In May 2024, Westwood High School was named the IPPF World Champion at the IPPF's 23rd annual competition. The team was awarded a $10,000 grand prize! 

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ELIGIBILITY

The IPPF is open to high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools. There is no cost to participate!

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AWARDS & PRIZES

Teams that advance to the rounds of 64 and 32 receive custom IPPF medals. Teams advancing to the Sweet 16 round and beyond receive cash awards!

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